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    'New Girl' vs. 'The Mindy Project'

    Of "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project," it's clear that only one takes full advantage of its star's distinctive persona -- and it's not the one you might expect.

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    Beau Willimon on 'House of Cards,' Bad Television and His 'Crazy' Next Project

    Beau Willimon, creator of "House of Cards," sat down for a memorable Keynote discussion with Variety's Gordon Cox at IFP Film Week. We bring you the highlights.

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    TV Watch: House Style in the Golden Age of Comedy Central

    With its constellation of boss bitches and irascible absurdists, Comedy Central's original programming is increasingly by, for, and about its young, diverse, progressive, irreverent, web-savvy target demo. It's viral television.

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    TV Exec Michael Wright to Replace Departing DreamWorks Chief Stacey Snider in January

    A pressing question in Hollywood has been what happens after Stacey Snider leaves DreamWorks (and its financing partner Reliance and distributor Disney) for Fox. Well, Steven Spielberg has found a replacement for his departing DreamWorks chief executive. Michael Wright, who last month left his gig a...

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    TV Watch: How John Oliver Beat Stewart, Colbert, and Broadcast News at Their Own Games

    John Oliver's not satisfied with challenging former Comedy Central colleagues Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for satirical primacy. He's going after broadcast news, too. And he's winning.

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    Here's the Story Behind The Powerful Documentary 'Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life'

    Following its recent top-selling iTunes debut and as part of a 57-countries broadcast schedule, "Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life" makes its U.S. broadcast premiere on Monday, September 1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, exclusively on Lifetime Movie Network. Indiewire recently spoke to the film's director about th...

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    Emmy Watch: As TV Enters the Future, Its Academy Remains Stuck in the Past

    If you watched tonight's Emmys and suddenly felt as though it were 1974 rather than 2014, you're not alone. Amid profound changes in how, where, and why we watch television -- to the point that "television" increasingly feels like a misnomer -- the medium's flagship organization seemed confused as t...

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    Does 'Doctor Who' Have Room for Peter Capaldi?

    Peter Capaldi could become one the great Doctors, with a grave sense of wonder that could carry the show pretty deeply "into darkness." It's an open whether the shinier, perkier, re-vamped, demo-baiting current version of the show has room for that kind of greatness.

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    Will Emmy-Winner 'Cosmos' Be Back?

    Will the force behind "Cosmos," Emmy-winning writer/producer Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, be able to bring back her reimagined television show? She needs to convince both Fox and host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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    Showtime Renews Emmy-Nominated 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan' for Third Seasons

    My favorite summer TV series is "Masters of Sex," which has deepened its exploration of male-female relationship dynamics in its second season. So I'm delighted to report that Showtime has renewed the hourlong series about the work and life of the famous sex research couple Masters and Johnson for ...

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